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2012 Presidential Election

A Vote for Civility and Common Purpose

E. Gordon Gee | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
E. Gordon Gee

We all know that campaigns can be vitriolic. But none, it seems, have been as polarizing or highly charged as this. Over the past year, I have often asked myself: What has happened to the art of civility and the value of compromise?

Final Countdown: 2012, By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Whether you're talking about cash on hand or the path to 270, all elections boil down to hard numbers. Here at HuffPost, we've been adding, subtractin...

Former Prisoners Can Vote!

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.06.2013 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Millions of people convicted of felonies will be barred from voting in the upcoming presidential election. This is a mind-boggling number of people who will be disenfranchised. The most alarming aspect is that many of them are eligible to vote but don't know it.

PHOTOS: Candidates Cast Ballots, You Should Too

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

It's time to vote, America. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, as well as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his run...

'I Trust the People'

Bob Liff | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
Bob Liff

The answer is not to do away with the Electoral College, but to change, like what exists in Nebraska and Maine, where two Electoral College votes are awarded to the winner of the state's popular vote, and the rest allocated based on congressional districts.

Are Republicans Rallying for Obama? Why Obama's GOP Endorsements Had Everything to Do With Likability

Dave Kerpen | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Dave Kerpen

While President Obama toured the destruction of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, Mitt Romney stayed dry, spending the last precious moments of Election 2012 in swing states to herd loose voters onto his turf.

Who Is Running For President? (The 2012 Edition)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Who is running for president? Barack Obama and Mitt Romney aren't the only candidates vying for the White House on Election Day. In addition to...

Mayhem At The Polls Mires 2012 Elections

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Election Day is upon us, and many voters across the country are experiencing problems casting their ballots. Problems have arisen throughout the early...

Rock the Vote: 8 Reasons Why Young Americans Should Re-Elect President Obama

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Oscar Raymundo

1. Forget about the deficit, the problem is personal debt: Whereas the national deficit will probably never affect us on a personal level, credit card debt has been the real financial detriment of my generation.

America Will Be Sober in the Morning: Why Obama Will Win

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

America is already sobering. Come Wednesday, Obama will no longer be an embattled incumbent, just President Obama once more. Romney will still be Romney.

Sympathy For The Undecided Voter (LISTEN)

Posted 11.06.2012 | MarloThomas

NPR satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin did a hilarious parody on the plight of the undecided voter for the 2004 presidential election, and it sti...

North Carolina Close On Election Day

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

North Carolina will be closely watched on Election Day as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney compete for the state's 15 electoral votes. The latest poll...

Reflecting On Today's Election In The 2030s And '40s

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Reflecting on today's presidential election decades later, I believe many Democrats and Republicans who were actively involved in 2012 elections will be highly ashamed of what has been said of the American-Muslim community during this critical election.

Obama Looks Set To Win In Vermont Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Obama is expected to win 3 electoral votes over Mitt Romney in the Vermont election on Tuesday. Election Day in the blue-leaning state will be a ta...

Howard Fineman

2012 COUNTDOWN: The Romney-Silverization Of Politics | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK CITY -- Today, Election Day, marks the end of the most expensive, least informative, least inspiring presidential election since TV took over...

Romney Poised To Defeat Obama In Texas Elections

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney looks set to win 38 electoral votes over Barack Obama in the Texas election on Tuesday. Republican Ted Cruz is likely to win the U.S. Sena...

Romney Poised To Prevail Over Obama

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney looks set to win 11 electoral votes over Barack Obama in the Tennessee election on Tuesday. Tennessee has been captured by Republican Pres...

Why I'm Voting for Obama Again: This Time It's Personal

Avi Sinensky | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Avi Sinensky

Four years later, it's a vote for a man, who, while flawed, has shown the instincts, ideals, leadership and wisdom deserving of the presidency.

PHOTOS: Americans Vote On Election Day

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The November 2012 elections are finally here as voters in America head to the polls. While the presidential contest dominates the headlines, Democr...

Live Election Coverage: Follow The Races And Results On Decision Day

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Live election coverage won't be hard to find on Decision Day as television networks and sites across the web serve up the latest news on the president...

2012 Presidential Election: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The 2012 presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faces Decision Day on Tuesday as voters across the country will head to the polls ...

Barrasso, Romney See Clear Paths To Victory In Wyoming Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Republican incumbent Sen. John Barrasso and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney both face clear paths to victory in the Wyoming election on Tuesday. ...

Senate Rematch, Presidential Contest Make Waves In West Virginia Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The West Virginia election on Tuesday will feature a rematch between Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican rival John Raese. The pai...

Presidential, Senate & Governor's To Be Decided In Washington Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the Washington election on Tuesday, ballots will be cast in presidential, U.S. Senate and governor's races. Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in th...

Obama, Romney In Dead Heat For Virginia's 13 Electoral Votes

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the Virginia election, 13 electoral votes are at stake. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were running neck-and-neck in the presidential battleground...